Sean Lock

Sean Lock is probably best known as team captain on 8 out of 10 Cats, and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. His sardonic humour, along with his fusing of the surreal and everyday observations has made Sean a real hit on the comedy circuit, ensuring that Sean is a very popular for either a comic set, or awards hosting. 

Sean Lock is a great stand-up comedian and awards host. He is one of the UK's most highly acclaimed and original comedians. 

Making his stage debut over 15 years ago, Sean Lock's stand-up is the product of a hyperactive imagination combining hilariously surreal imagery and insightful observations on the human condition.

One of the finest and most original comedians around today.
The Independent

Sean has been a regular at London's Comedy Store and has appeared at all the major festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal, and the Stavanger Humorfestivat in Norway.

Sean has performed in some of the most successful live shows. His run began in 1995 when he collaborated with Bill Bailey on Rock, the much misunderstood music industry spoof, later to be serialised on BBC Radio One.

Sean Lock is team captain on the topical comedy panel show, 8 Out of 10 Cats,.  Sean also had his own show TV Heaven Telly Hell on Channel 4 with guests including Jack Dee and Alan Carr.

Sean's extensive television credits also include appearances on QI (BBC), Have I Got News for You (BBC), They Think It's All Over (BBC), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC), The World Of Lee Evans (Channel 4), Here's Johnny (BBC) and The Stand Up Show (BBC).

In 2009 Sean appeared on Michael MacIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, and was part of Channel 4's Comedy Gala in 2010. In 2010 he also performed on Dave's Argumental with John Sergeant and Marcus Brigstocke, and on Bruce Forsyth: A Comedy Roast.  

Sean Lock has written and starred in his own BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High as Vince the lifeguard who lives in a South London tower block. The show quickly established itself as one of the most original comedy series of recent years and is a cult classic. Series 1 and 2 are available on DVD. He also wrote and presented TV's Believe it or Not for BBC Four in 2008, and The Great British Sunday where Sean looked at what Sundays meant to him - from hangovers to Jack Hargreaves, and from Sunday school and stately homes to utter boredom.

As a writer Sean co-created Mark Lamarr's Leaving The 20th Century (BBC), and has contributed to such shows as Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC), It's Only TV But I like It (BBC) and Is It Bill Bailey (Channel 4).

Sean's radio credits include regular contributions to Mark Radcliffe's Evening Show (Radio 1), Loose Ends (Radio 4), The Treatment (Radio 5). In 1999, Sean wrote and starred in 15 Minutes of Misery (Radio 4) which lead to two further series of 15 Storeys High (Radio 4) prior to its move to television.

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What people said about Sean Lock

He was great - very funny and went down well with the audience. The humour was pitched well and it went very smoothly.
Guardian News & Media
His performance was excellent...he pulled it out the bag.
Sean was great with the audience, he was a fab host and kept the awards ticking along on the night.
EMAP Publishing Ltd
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